Thursday, August 6, 2015

Road Trip Day One

This morning we headed off early on our first part of our road trip to Batemans Bay. Why are we going  to Bateman's Bay, well my son and his family live there and we're going up to look after my two little grandsons O'Shea and Finn, while Mummy and Daddy go off skiing. From home Batemans Bay it's just over 759 kilometres and would take about 9 hours to drive so we usually do the drive over two days. We did have full intentions of heading off very early but as usual we got held up and didn't end up leaving until about 9.00am. How come even though we are only going for a week the back of the car looks as though we are heading of on another major trip!!!
A Very Full Car!!!
The trip went along without any hitches although it has rained almost all the way. At one of our toilet stops I did have the feeling that I was being watched by the locals! 
Being watched by the locals!!
Tonight's we are staying in the seaside township of Lakes Entrance. As the names suggests, Lakes Entrance is the entry point from the ocean to the Gippsland Lakes. The Gippsland Lakes are Australia's largest and most beautiful inland waterways. They consist of a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons, covering 600 square kilometres. We are now settled in for the night, there won't be much social activities (or swimming) while we are here as it is just way to old and wet!!! 
Anyone for a swim!!!